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    #1

    traffic is convenient

    Can I say "the traffic here is very convenient" or "the transport here is quiet convenient"?

    How does a native describe a place where you can take a bus or subway conveniently?

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    Re: traffic is convenient

    You could say either, but both have different meanings.


    "the traffic here is very convenient" may imply different meanings based on context. Such as there is very little traffic in your way making transportation fast.


    "the transport here is quite convenient" however could imply that there is transport easily accessible, but does not explicitly state there is little traffic, or imply that transportation is fast/reliable, only the fact that it is easily accessible.

    Most people would just say the transportation is convenient, but add further context to the situation.






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    Re: traffic is convenient

    In BrE you would say "The area has a good public transport network" or "There is good public transport" or something similar. You need to specify public transport. For me, saying that the traffic​ is convenient is not natural at all and I would assume it was an error if I read it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: traffic is convenient

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    For me, saying that the traffic​ is convenient is not natural at all and I would assume it was an error if I read it.
    Me too. The same goes for 'the transport is convenient'.

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    #5

    Re: traffic is convenient

    "Mass transit" is an American expression for a system of buses and trains.

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